MINUTES OF THE HOUSE
NATURAL RESOURCES, AGRICULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT
Room 445, State Capitol
March 7, 2016
Members Present: Rep. Lee B. Perry, Chair
Rep. Douglas V. Sagers, Vice Chair
Rep. Joel K. Briscoe
Rep. Melvin R. Brown
Rep. Scott H. Chew
Rep. Susan Duckworth
Rep. Stephen G. Handy
Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes
Rep. Mike K. McKell
Rep. Derrin Owens
Rep. Kraig Powell
Rep. Scott D. Sandall
Rep. Mike Schultz
Members Excused: Rep. Michael E. Noel
Staff Present: J Brian Allred, Policy Analyst
An Bradshaw, Committee Secretary
NOTE: A list of visitors and handouts are filed with committee minutes
Chair Perry called the meeting to order at 4:15 p.m.
MOTION: Rep. Handy moved to approve the minutes of the March 2, 2016 and March 4, 2016 meetings. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Powell and Rep. Schultz absent for the vote.
H.B. 413 Falconry Amendments (Rep. J. Peterson)
Rep. Peterson explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Matthew Klar, citizen.
Spoke for the bill: Ben Nadolski, policy analyst, Division of Wildlife Resources
Spoke against the bill: Jodi Hoffman, Utah League of Cities and Towns
Val Shupe, Washington Terrace City Council
Rep. McKell declared a possible conflict of interest.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to return H.B. 413 to the Rules Committee. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Schultz absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 200 Compensatory Mitigation Program for Sage Grouse (Sen. K. Van Tassell)
Sen. Van Tassell explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Alan Clark, sage grouse coordinator, Department of Natural Resources.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Handy and Rep. Schultz absent for the vote.
1st Sub. S.B. 212 Wildland Fire Suppression Fund (Sen. E. Vickers)
Sen. Vickers explained the bill to the committee with the assistance of Brian Cottam, state forester and director, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.
MOTION: Rep. Briscoe moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Handy absent for the vote.
H.C.R. 17 Concurrent Resolution Opposing Unilateral Use of the Antiquities Act (Rep. K. Stratton)
Rep. Stratton explained the resolution to the committee.
MOTION: Rep. McKell moved to replace H.C.R. 17 with 1st Sub. H.C.R. 17. The motion passed unanimously.
MOTION: Rep. McKell moved to pass 1st Sub. H.C.R. 17 out favorably. The motion passed with Rep. Briscoe and Rep. Duckworth voting in opposition.
H.J.R. 13 Joint Resolution on Nonhazardous Solid Waste Fees (Rep. M. McKell)
The resolution was not heard at the request of the sponsor.
Chair Perry thanked all committee members and staff for their service and hard work during the session, followed by Vice Chair Sagers thanking Chair Perry for his outstanding leadership. Chair Perry and Vice Chair Sagers distributed letters expressing gratitude to the committee and staff.
MOTION: Rep. Sagers moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.
Chair Perry adjourned the meeting at 5:10 p.m.
Lee B. Perry, Chair